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All The Best

Good Saturday afternoon, I’ve had a busy work week.  It’s been a few days since I have been at my desk and I was anxious to come in and play this morning.  I have a clean and simple framed sentiment and floral project to share with you using the Impression Obsession All The Best, Sizzix Small Tattered Florals and My Favorite Things Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames.

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I cut the flowers, leaves, branch,  sentiment and largest scalloped frame using hot pressed watercolor paper and colored using Memento markers.  The small frame was cut using plain white cardstock but I wanted the outer frame to add one more element of the pink.  I formed all the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and I lightly formed the leaves with my fingers. The leaves and flowers were attached to the branch using glossy accents.

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I attached both frames and the branch of flowers with mounting tape.  I cut very thin small pieces of mounting tape to attach the sentiment.

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The photos make the the pink images look far more red than the pretty bright pink they actually are. I like how the bright green leaves add another bright color against the white. 

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.

Card size:  4.50” square

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Pink Ink Cutie Pies

Good Sunday morning.  My project today is a sweet baby card made using the new Impression Obsession  Cutie Pies Stamp Set  and  Cutie Pies Die Set by Pink Ink.  These are such cute images and are perfect for making baby cards or kids birthday cards.  I thought the bear and bunny would look sweet in a window scene.  I used the Art Impressions Watercolor Tree Set for the small tree in the background scene and pulled out my  retired Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Minis fern stamp to add the leaves and grassy area.  The window valance was made using the Impression Obsession Border Duo 1 die and the window was made using the Poppystamps Grand Madison Window.

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I secured  my watercolor paper in my MISTI, attached the stamps in place, applied black versafine ink and stamped.  I’m so glad I used my MISTI because I didn’t get a perfect impression the first time.  I reapplied ink and stamped the second time leaving a perfect image.  I heat set the versafine with my heat gun to make sure I wouldn’t have any smudging when I began to paint.  I applied Memento marker inks on my acrylic block  to use as a palette and picked up the color with my waterbrush and painted the images.  I cut the images out with the coordinating dies and then trimmed off the edges.

I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the polka dot paper and attached it to the card base. I scored the white bottom portion of the card base every 1/4” and applied it to the base using ATG adhesive.  I used the die cut window as a template and traced lines along the outer edges of the window opening to use a a guide for cutting out the opening.  I cut the opening using my craft knife. You can see step by step pictures of this process on my blog in my See Thru Window tutorial.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the window and set it in place over the window. I cut the decorative window valance and attached with ATG adhesive.

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I applied brown ink to the tree stamp, lightly dabbed off some of the ink on the upper branches with a rag and stamped.  I applied a light touch of brown reinker to my waterbrush and filled in the tree trunk.  I applied light green ink to the tiny fern stamp and stamped several times to create a light green base for the tree top.  I filled in the tree top using darker green ink.  I sponged darker green ink on the ground area and filled in with the fern stamp.  I added a touch of blue fern image for flowers.  I heat set the green ink and then sponged on the blue sky area. I attached the scene to the inside of the card using mounting tape.  I finished by attaching the two Cutie Pies in place on the window sill with rolled up glue dots.

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Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great upcoming week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”     See Thru Window tutorial

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Floral and Foliage Spray

Good Saturday afternoon.  Before I start talking about my project I thought I would draw your attention to the Ellen Hutson Breast Cancer Research Foundation fund raising event and the Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp and Die Set.  I still had my set on my desk and thought I would make an “any occasion floral spray” card with it today.  I used bright green and pink so it would really pop off of the white frame and background.  The frames were made using the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.

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I cut all the flowers using bright pink cardstock and the foliage using bright green cardstock first and then lined the stamps up over each piece and stamped. I used my new Impression Obsession Chartreuse ink for the foliage and Ruby ink for the flowers. I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and gently formed the foliage with my fingers.  I punched out tiny flowers using my Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached them in the center of the larger flower using glossy accents.

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The frames were attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  I attached the largest pieces of foliage using glossy accents to create the foliage base.  Next I attached the flowers using glossy accents. I finished by tucking smaller pieces of foliage in between the flowers and attaching with glossy accents. 

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We send a package with two or three  cards to my mother-in-law every week.  She’s living in a nursing facility and hangs my cards all around her room to enjoy, This is so bright and pretty and pretty and I know my husband will take to add to the next batch. 

I hope you are having a good Saturday and I sure do appreciate you stopping by.

chartreuse  ruby ink  fiskars flower

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UNITED WE CONQUER! Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser

Ellen Courage Banner

In honor of three amazing mothers, Chaitali, Julie and Ellen, teamed up to find a way that they could make a difference and honor these very special women in their lives and actively contribute to finding a cure for breast cancer. Together we have created the Courage Stamp & Die Set.

BCRF Stamp Die 

BCRF Die

We know that many of you are affected by this disease or other forms of cancer and we are turning to you for help. After much research our team made the decision to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the nation. To learn more about BCRF please visit their website at https://www.bcrfcure.org/

Through this fundraiser, it is our goal to educate and raise money for research and support services for patients and survivors battling breast cancer.   $25 from the purchase price of each Courage Stamp & Die Set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Won’t you join us?

Donate, stamp, share, create—there are many ways you can contribute!  Visit the Ellen Hutson BCRF fundraiser page to find out how and to follow our progress.

Together we can!

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This fundraiser for BCRF is especially close to my heart as my older sister was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer two years ago.  The sentiment on my card today celebrates her being a SURVIVOR of breast cancer.

I love all the different layering images in this beautiful set and decided to use some of the parts and pieces to create a simple yet colorful background that would coordinated with the flower and foliage and yet allow the main focus of the card be the sentiment. I used Memento markers to apply ink to the stamps.  I started with the foliage pattern and tried to create a fairly random pattern.  Once it was finished I used the two small center flower stamps to add the pink and yellow images to the pattern.  I stamped and die cut several pieces of foliage and gently formed them with my fingers to add dimension.  I cut a few flowers using pink cardstock that matched the pink dots on my background and formed them with my stylus and molding pad.

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I stamped the sentiment with versa and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I applied a pink background to the sentiment layer and attached it to the card base using mounting tape.  The foliage and flowers were arranged and attached to the sentiment layer using glossy accents.  I applied a tiny white pearl in the center of the flower to finish.

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Here is a complete list of the designers participating in this special fund raising event.  I’m sure you will love seeing all the different projects made by this talented  group of designers.  This is a special cause close to each and everyone of our hearts.

Hop Roster:

 The CLASSroom 

Kittie Caracciolo  (you are here)

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Bouquet of Kindness

Good Sunday morning.  I have a clean and simple floral project to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Lily Trio, Foliage and Bouquet of Kindness.  For some reason this card was very hard to photograph and get the true colors. The flowers in all of my pictures turned out looking orange instead of the fuchsia pink.  I had to play around in my PaintShop Pro editing quite a bit to get fairly close to the real colors.

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I cut the flowers and foliage using hot pressed watercolor paper and watercolored using ink applied to an acrylic block using Rose Bud and Bamboo Leaves Memento markers.  I applied  Spectrum Noir Pink Garnet Sparkle to the flowers and buds.  I cut a piece of Lollipop cardstock to layer behind the sentiment.  None of my pink cardstock was quite the right color to match my flowers so I applied the Pink Garnet sparkle around the border and got almost a perfect match.  

I loosely arranged the flowers and foliage on my table to see how I wanted it to look on my card and began attaching the sections together with glossy accents. I placed the largest section of foliage first so it would be the base for the arrangement. Then I attached the flowers one at a time with glossy accents and then attached another section of foliage in front of the flower stems to cover.  I hand cut a few faux stems to attach the bottom of the bouquet to finish.  I secured my sentiment base in my MISTI with magnets, placed the sentiment where I wanted it to stamp, applied the green ink and stamped.  I love my MISTI.  It’s the best stamping tool ever.  I attached the sentiment layer to the pink base with mounting tape and then attached it to the card base with ATG adhesive.  I attached the bouquet in place using glossy accents and then attached a few tiny pieces of mounting tape in behind some of the foliage to hold the flowers in place.   This card is so much prettier in person than shows in these photos.  Oh well…..you can’t win them all.  LOL!

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Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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